391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107671
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-107671 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107671 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) from 4/2/44. Then went to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 6/2/44), and then to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 19/2/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 21/2/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 20/2/44, and, SOXO R (Europe) on 7/3/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 575th BS on 2/5/44. Shot down by Me-109 and Fw-190 fighters of IV/JG-3, three miles East of Ahrweiler, Germany on the 23/12/44 Ahrweiler Railway Viaduct mission. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. James F Gatlin Jnr, was shot down after leaving the target, and plunged earthwards with the right engine stopped and the left engine on fire. The bombardier, 1st Lt. John J Adair was the only crew member to survive. It is believed the other crew members may have bailed out, but were killed on the ground by SS troops, or by angry German locals. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: 42-51202 (left), and, FP-060885 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107671
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11661MACR 11661, 42-107671. 23 Dec 194442-107671

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107671
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Silver Dollar"Nose Art42-107671
"Silver Dollar"Nose Art42-107671

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107671
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
4604 May 1944166114Mitchell, K. W.575671-42-107671
4908 May 1944166221Mitchell, K. W.575671-L42-107671
5008 May 1944166214Olfson, J. W.57540671-L42-107671
5109 May 1944166214Stalnaker, G. W.57530671-L42-107671
5209 May 1944166213Tucker, T. F.575671-42-107671
5310 May 1944166223Alexander, R. L.575671-42-107671
5410 May 1944166133Newman, R. A.575671-42-107671
5511 May 1944166232Koehl, W. F.57540671-L42-107671flak
5712 May 1944166121Mitchell, K. W.575671-L42-107671
5913 May 1944166123Wilkinson, E. S.57540671-L42-107671flak
6015 May 1944166224Newcomer, H. C.575671-42-107671
6119 May 1944166134Watson, F. D.575671-42-107671
6220 May 1944166112Jannsen, E. M.575671-42-107671
6320 May 1944166124Jannsen, E. M.57540671-L42-107671
6421 May 1944166136Harlow, F. S.57540671-L42-107671
6623 May 1944166233Evans, F. L.57540671-L142-107671
6724 May 1944166222Lakin, R. K.57540671-L42-107671flak
6925 May 1944166221Mitchell, K. W.57540671-L42-107671flak
7328 May 1944166137Callison, W. K.57540671-L42-107671flak
7529 May 1944166131Olfson, J. W.57540671-L42-107671
7629 May 1944166121Olfson, J. W.57540671-L42-107671
7730 May 1944166225Newman, R. A.57540671-L142-107671
7831 May 1944166212Evans, F. L.57540671-L42-107671flak
7901 Jun 1944166216Tucker, T. F.575671-42-107671
8002 Jun 1944166216Martin, M. M.57540671-L42-107671
8305 Jun 1944166113Tucker, T. F.57540671-L42-107671
8406 Jun 1944166337Schreiber, L. A.57540671-L142-107671
8707 Jun 1944166122Tucker, T. F.57540671-L42-107671flak
8908 Jun 1944166221Kelley, G. D.57540671-L42-107671
9010 Jun 1944166122Callison, W. K.575671-42-107671
9413 Jun 1944166212Fleck, W. E.57540671-L42-107671
9513 Jun 1944166222Hartman, L. E.575671-42-107671
9918 Jun 1944166216Lakin, R. K.575671-L42-107671
10020 Jun 1944166334Mitchell, K. W.57540671-L42-107671flak
10221 Jun 1944166125Blute, J. W.575671-L42-107671
10322 Jun 1944166231Kelley, G. D.575671-42-107671
10422 Jun 1944166115Jacobi, S.575671-42-107671
10730 Jun 1944166121Stalnaker, G. W.57540671-L42-107671
10805 Jul 1944166231Jannsen, E. M.57540671-L42-107671flak
10906 Jul 1944166113Stanfield, L. B.575671-L42-107671
11007 Jul 1944166121Kelley, G. D.57540671-L42-107671
11108 Jul 1944166112Mitchell, K. W.57540671-L42-107671flak
11211 Jul 1944166214Kelley, G. D.575671-42-107671
11412 Jul 1944166121Kelley, G. D.575671-42-107671
11515 Jul 1944166141Spare Lead, 40671-L42-107671spare
11818 Jul 1944166137Bjork, P. A.575671-42-107671flak
12023 Jul 1944166131Mitchell, K. W.575671-42-107671
12124 Jul 1944166221Roeper, F. R.57540671-L42-107671
12326 Jul 1944166221Salmon, D. J.575671-L42-107671
12731 Jul 1944166114Mitchell, K. W.575671-42-107671flak
12902 Aug 1944166231Alexander, J. P.57540671-L42-107671
13003 Aug 1944166237Rutledge, E.671-42-107671no fly
13105 Aug 1944166221Jannsen, E. M.57540671-L42-107671
13205 Aug 1944166211Ljunggren, E. N.575671-L42-107671
13306 Aug 1944166211Mitchell, K. W.57540671-L42-107671
13708 Aug 1944166111Hollis, W. N.575671-42-107671flak
13808 Aug 1944166111Ljunggren, E. N.575671-L42-107671
17229 Sep 1944166243Spare, 42671-L42-107671spare
17302 Oct 1944A-73134Lakin, R. K.575671-42-107671
-17405 Oct 1944A-73134Ives, W. J.5755671-L42-107671
17406 Oct 1944A-73241Spare Lead, 671-L42-107671spare
17507 Oct 1944A-73224Lakin, R. K.5755671-L42-107671
17608 Oct 1944A-73214Ives, W. J.575671-L42-107671
17712 Oct 1944A-73114Breesman, R. N.5755671-L42-107671aborted
17813 Oct 1944A-73134Ives, W. J.5755671-L42-107671flak
18309 Nov 1944A-73211Mitchell, K. W.5755671-L42-107671
18410 Nov 1944A-73242Spare, 5671-L42-107671spare
18511 Nov 1944A-73231Breesman, R. N.575671-L42-107671
18719 Nov 1944A-73234Gatlin, J. F.575671-L42-107671flak
18921 Nov 1944A-73011Harkins, H. S.575671-42-107671
19128 Nov 1944A-73124Gatlin, J. F.5755671-L42-107671
19502 Dec 1944A-73224Lippincott, J. I.5755671-L42-107671
19605 Dec 1944A-73234Gatlin, J. F.575671-L42-107671
19709 Dec 1944A-73133Cambier, O. J.5755671-L42-107671
19810 Dec 1944A-73215Timbers, R. R.575671-42-107671flak
19911 Dec 1944A-73214Gatlin, J. F.5755671-L42-107671
20012 Dec 1944A-73232Kloepfer, W. A.5755671-L42-107671
20113 Dec 1944A-73234Ljunggren, E. N.575671-L42-107671
20323 Dec 1944A-73123Gatlin, J. F.575671-42-107671